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NATPE: Facebook orders shows from Bear Grylls & Blumhouse TV

Facebook’s growing ambitions for its Watch video service have expanded with the commission of original shows from the likes of Bear Grylls and Blumhouse Television. During a keynote session in Miami on the first day of NATPE, Facebook’s head of global creative strategy, Ricky van Veen, also unveiled an unscripted show from viral video specialist […]

NATPE: Bakish outlines Viacom turnaround plan

New Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has begun to flesh out a plan to turn the US-based media giant around after a tumultous period for the business, he revealed here at NATPE Miami yesterday. Bakish (pictured) said he is working up a plan to “put the magic” back into the company, and speaking to DTVE‘s sister […]

NATPE: YouTube Red ‘beats target’, prepares launches

YouTube Red is tracking ahead of the “ambitious” subs targets Google has set the streaming service, and will launch in a raft of new territories this year, Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube, said in a keynote address at NATPE Miami yesterday. Daniels joined the Google-owned online video platform last year from MTV, […]

VR headset sales to climb 500% in 2016

Sales of Virtual Reality headset will increase by 500% year-on-year in 2016 while revenues will climb by 440%, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The trade association predicts that 1.2 million VR headsets will be sold this year, with revenues projected to reach US$540 million as the nascent technology starts to take off. In […]

Online retailer readies Amazon OTT challenger

US-based online retail company Overstock.com has revealed an Amazon Prime Instant Video rival at the NATPE conference in Miami. Overstock, which claims around 25 million to 40 million unique users a month, plans to launch a video-on-demand service with more than 30,000 titles, according to its CEO, Patrick Byrne. The VOD service is to go […]

US viewers flocking to streaming

A new study from NATPE and CEA says that over 70% of US consumers have streamed full-length TV shows in the past six months with Netflix the category leader. Of the 71% that had streamed a longform show, 40 said they had used Netflix and 26% YouTube. By genre, movies, drama and comedy series were […]

Twitter says TV tweeters make better viewers

Twitter users recall TV advertisements at a far greater rate than non-users, according to an upcoming study from the social media platform. Jean-Philippe Maheu, managing director, global brand strategy at Twitter said the new research shows that users of the social network who tweet while watching TV are much more likely than non-Twitter users to […]

Second screen still holds ‘tremendous potential,’ says new research

Second screen viewing is an “inevitable part of the future” and presents “tremendous potential” when it comes to content designed for synchronous viewing, according to new research. The second part of a joint research study on the second screen by The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) – which was […]